BOS GLOBAL upbeat on progress with two Australian patents
Enterprise productivity software company BOS GLOBAL Holdings updated the market on Monday on advice it has received from its patents attorneys FB Rice.
The AIM-traded firm said FB Rice has confirmed receipt of the International Search Report from the Australian Patent Office, and with favourable opinion to both novelty and inventiveness of the BOS360 Managing Services Provision electronic-Patent Cooperation Treaty International Application, and approval was received on 2 September 2016.
“The company has therefore instructed FB Rice to expedite the application to National Phase for Australia, with a result for the application expected before 30 June 2017,” the BOS board said in a statement.
“On successful grant approval in Australia, the company will consider making applications for the United States and Europe.”
Additionally, the company said it continued to enjoy its prior claim date for the International Application and its previously granted five Australian Innovation patents.
For its Time Based Services Verification Software, BOS said the Innovation Patent was granted by the Australian Patent Office on 28 April 2016.
It said the Australian Patent Office International Search Report also included favourable opinion to both the novelty and inventiveness of the previously granted Innovation Patent.
As a result, BOS has instructed FB Rice to have that Australian granted Innovation Patent upgraded to that of e-PCT International Patent application, retaining its prior claim date and examination.
“This is a major milestone to protecting our intellectual property investment beyond that of just copyright protection, and underpins the value of BOS360 Work Patterns system, its software platform as a service and product BOS Time which is launching in May 2017,” said managing director Michael Travia.